Christian K. Puff


Christian Puff joins Hall Render after having most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer for CHRISTUS Health Plan, a Catholic, not-for-profit, provider-owned organization with Medicare, Medicaid, FFM and USFHP plans. After working for 10 years in counsel and compliance roles, Christian decided to try her hand in operations. Before embarking on this journey, Christian served as Compliance Officer and then as Counsel to CHRISTUS Health Plan.

Prior joining CHRISTUS, Christian held the role of Sr. Counsel for Express Scripts, Inc. where she was responsible for negotiating client agreements. When she took the role with Express Scripts, she moved her family to St. Louis, MO from Louisville, KY where she served as Counsel for Humana Inc. During her tenure with Humana, Christian was counsel to several markets including four of Humana’s top 10, and focused on various subject matter areas including PPACA, behavioral health, quality, peer review and SIU among others.


Tarleton State University, B.S., magna cum laude - 2001

Texas A&M University School of Law, J.D. - 2006


  • Texas - 2006


  • Association of Corporate Counsel – Founding Board Member, KY Chapter 2013
  • American Bar Association – Vice Chair, Managed Care and Insurance 2016-Present
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Alpha Gamma Delta International Fraternity